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MAY 12

Premier Cat­a­log Auc­tion

The es­tate of El­iz­a­beth

Dunn Clark of Spring­field Farm in Mid­dle­burg, Vir­ginia, will come to mar­ket dur­ing Brunk Auc­tions’ Premier Cat­a­log Auc­tion on May 12. Fea­tured will be more than 300 lots from the es­tate that includes sport­ing art, jewelry, au­to­mo­biles and fur­ni­ture.as the auc­tion house ex­plains, Clark was an achieved and renowned breeder who sup­ported an­i­mal hos­pi­tals and pro­grams.“her fa­mous Spring­field Farm Labrador Retriever ken­nels pro­duced over 125 home­bred cham­pi­ons and won five na­tional spe­cialty shows.” One of the high­est es­ti­mated lots in the sale is a por­trait of four re­triev­ers and a black spaniel by Bri­tish sport­ing artist John Emms that is es­ti­mated to sell be­tween $60,000 and $90,000.The paint­ing is a rar­ity for Emms, as fox­hounds and ter­ri­ers were his most com­mon sub­jects. Car­ry­ing the same pre­sale es­ti­mate is the equine bronze Ralla, by Her­bert Hasel­tine, that de­picts Harry Payne Whitney’s Cham­pion Polo Pony from 1909. Other casts of the sculp­ture are found in the col­lec­tion of the Whitney Mu­seum of Art—a gift from Gertrude­van­der­bilt Whitney—and in the pri­vate col­lec­tion of au­thor Ho­race Laf­faye.

Out­side the es­tate are items such as a Fran­cis

Luis Mora oil paint­ing (est. $10/15,000) and a 1995 paint­ing by Sol Le­witt ti­tled Wavy Brush­strokes (est. $100/200,000).The col­or­ful Le­witt work is a gouache on heavy pa­per that bears a Gagosian Gallery la­bel.

Her­bert Hasel­tine (18771962), Ralla, Harry Payne Whitney’s Cham­pion Polo Pony, No. 2, 1910. Pati­naed bronze, 21¼ x 32 x 95/8 in., signed on base: ‘© Her­bert Hasel­tine’; mono­gramed: ‘HH’; in­scribed with date, Val­suani, Fon­deur with stamp. Cour­tesy Brunk...

Sol Le­witt (1928-2007), Wavy Brush­strokes, 1995. Gouache on heavy pa­per, 60¼ x 60½ in., signed lower left: ‘S. Le­witt/1995’. Cour­tesy Brunk Auc­tions. Es­ti­mate: $100/200,000

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